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Poison control calls for kratom increase from one a month to two a day, study shows

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The number of phone calls to US poison control centres over exposures to kratom – an herbal drug with opioid properties and stimulant like effects – has increased from just 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017.

The American Kratom Association believes that there are between 3 million and 5 million kratom users in the United States. Kratom, a plant native to Malaysia is often used as a treatment for pain and opioid withdrawals.

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